Annapolis Yacht Club's Wednesday Night Races Comes to a Close
The Annapolis Yacht Club hosted their final Wednesday Night Race for the season with more than 100 sailing vessels competing on the Chesapeake Bay. The sail boats left from the mouth of the Severn River and sailed out to designated marks within the bay before returning to Spa Creek for a finish in front of the Annapolis Yacht Club in downtown Annapolis, Md. Sail boats raced in 16 different divisions over a 16-week period with the culmination of their hard work tested and timed on the final day of racing.
Annapolis Yacht Club Commodore Gaither Scott created Wednesday Night Races after seeing a similar racing series in East Greenwich, R.I. in 1958. “Scott inaugurated midweek racing at AYC in 1959 and by 1967 112 boats were taking part,” in the mid-week racing club says the Annapolis Yacht Club.
“We’re talking decades of racing. This is not new,” said Annapolis Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman George Anderson. “Annapolis Yacht Club has been running Wednesday Night Races since many of the racers were kids.”
The results of the Wednesday-night series can be found on the Annapolis Yacht Club’s racing website.